The Rocket Fuel Start-up Competition with LEAP

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LEAP is on the hunt for 90 start-ups to pitch their business ideas in the Rocket Fuel Start-up Competition live at the event on 1-3 February at Riyadh Front Expo Center.  This is your opportunity to win a share of the $600,000 prize pool – all you have to do is present your ideas to a panel of seasoned judges, angel investors, and government stakeholders! 

Be part of history’s largest-ever debut tech event. Register for your free pass to attend LEAP 

Starting your own business is like riding a roller coaster. There are highs and lows, and the ride is nothing short of exciting. The Rocket Fuel Start-up Competition will help you on this journey by connecting you with potential business partners, helping you to attract investments, and giving you a platform to showcase your ideas to LEAP’s audience of 40,000+ regional and international attendees. Contestants will be judged on their start-up’s creativity, innovation, potential, functionality, and impact on people and society.

The 10 finalists of the Rocket Fuel Start-up Competition will enter the Grand Finale on 3 February at LEAP, where four lucky contestants will be crowned winners in the following categories: 

Shooting Star AwardUSD $100,000 prize fund 
For the shooting star beginning their start-up journey

Technology for Humanity AwardUSD $150,000 prize fund 
For the start-up that best embodies the spirit of LEAP ‘technology for humanity’ 

The Aviatrix AwardUSD $150,000 prize fund 
For the best, most innovative start-up pioneered by women founders

LEAP AwardUSD $200,000 prize fund. 
For the strongest, most outstanding start-up across the whole competition.

Be part of history’s largest-ever debut tech event. Register for your free pass to attend LEAP 

This is your opportunity to win BIG, attract investments and be part of the largest debut tech event in history.

To apply, make sure you are first registered to exhibit at LEAP

Think you’ve got what it takes? GET IN CONTACT  

Judging panel includes: 

Steven Bartlett, Businessman, Investor & Content Creator
Newest and youngest ever Dragon on BBC’s Dragons’ Den, and host of Europe’s most downloaded Business podcast.

Michel Salgado, Ex-Footballer & Celebrity Investor
Entrepreneur, investor, healthy living, and charity campaigner, 2-time UEFA Champions League winner, and a Real Madrid & Spain legend.

Karren Brady CBE, Business Executive & Television Personality
Baroness Brady of Knightsbridge CBE is one of the most influential, high profile and respected British female business leaders.

Kelly Hoppen CBE, Interior Designer, Author & Entrepreneur
Multi-award-winning designer Kelly Hoppen CBE is one of the most sought-after designers of her generation.

James Caan CBE, Entrepreneur & Television Personality
One of the UK’s most successful and dynamic entrepreneurs, James was also named LinkedIn’s 2nd most influential voice of 2017. 

H.E. Dr. Nabeel Koshak, CEO & Board Member, Saudi Venture Capital
Founder and Angel Investor at Athaal Angel Investor Group, Board Member of MEVCA, and member of the Executive & Investment Committee at the Cultural Development Fund. 

 To compete in the Rocket Fuel Start-up Competition, you need to be registered as an exhibitor of the event. Get in contact here.

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